Family Law

Recent Posts in the Family Law Category

  • U.S. News Recognizes McKinley Irvin in 2019 "Best Law Firms" for Family Law

    U.S. News Recognizes McKinley Irvin in 2019 2019 marks our firm’s eighth consecutive year receiving a Tier 1 Family Law Ranking in the Seattle metropolitan area from U.S. News–Best Lawyers®, and our second year to achieve a ranking in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. “It is an honor to be recognized for the work that we do to protect our clients and their families during times of crisis and change,” said Rita Herrera Irvin, founder of McKinley Irvin. “We are proud of our entire team, attorneys and staff, across all six offices, for what we have achieved ...
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  • Attorney David Gross Joins McKinley Irvin in Vancouver

    Attorney David Gross Joins McKinley Irvin in Vancouver McKinley Irvin is pleased to welcome family law attorney David Gross to our Vancouver office. David is not only a seasoned and skilled family law attorney – he also brings years of courtroom experience as a former senior deputy prosecutor in King County. David is passionate about the law and helping his clients overcome difficult situations. He will focus his practice on family law matters involving divorce, legal separation, child custody, LGBT family law, domestic violence, adoption, and issues for unmarried couples. David ...
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  • Attorney Jayde Logan Joins McKinley Irvin in Tacoma

    Attorney Jayde Logan Joins McKinley Irvin in Tacoma We are Pleased to Announce that Tacoma Family Law Attorney Jayde Logan has Joined the Firm. Jayde Logan is an empathetic and skilled attorney with a passion for helping families and children. At McKinley Irvin, Jayde will help clients in Pierce County with divorce, legal separation, and family law matters involving children. Jayde received her J.D. from New England Law in Boston, where she was awarded the Charles Hamilton Houston Scholarship and is a member of the King County, Washington State, and Loren Miller bar ...
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  • Kim Schnuelle Appointed Family Law Commissioner Pro Tempore

    Kim Schnuelle Appointed Family Law Commissioner Pro Tempore We would like to congratulate Kim Schnuelle for her appointment as Commissioner Pro Tempore in the King County Superior Court, Family Law Motions Calendar. As a Commissioner Pro Tempore, Kim Schnuelle will be called to preside over matters in Family Court when a sitting Commissioner is unavailable. Candidates for Commissioner Pro Tempore are chosen based on their experience and knowledge, as well as their ability to: objectively identify, analyze and interpret legal issues, principles and arguments; exercise appropriate ...
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  • 7 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America

    7 McKinley Irvin Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America Congratulations to the following family law attorneys distinguished in The Best Lawyers in America for 2019: Marc T. Christianson , Of Counsel Janet A. George , Of Counsel Jeffrey S. Matthews , Partner Elizabeth A. Michelson , Of Counsel Laura Sell , Law Practice Managing Partner David B. Starks , Partner Gordon W. Wilcox , Of Counsel Several of McKinley Irvin’s listed attorneys have been included in Best Lawyers for many years, including Gordon Wilcox (since 1987), Elizabeth Michelson (since 1999), and Marc Christianson ...
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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Non-Parental Custody

    Frequently Asked Questions About Non-Parental Custody In the state of Washington, non-parental custody is only granted in special circumstances. Understanding the circumstances that allow for non-parental custody and visitation can be difficult and exercising certain rights as a guardian or grandparent can also be tricky. To better explain the full scope of non-parental custody rights in Washington state, we’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions on the subject. Q: What is non-parental custody? A: Non-parental custody (also called third party custody) is when ...
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  • Family Law Attorneys Jennifer Coombs and Brian Edwards Join McKinley Irvin

    We are pleased to announce that family law attorneys Jennifer Coombs and Brian Edwards have joined McKinley Irvin. Our new team members bring unique talents to McKinley Irvin and the clients we serve. Jennifer Coombs has over 20 years of experience in Snohomish County in family law, juvenile dependency matters, and civil litigation. Coombs is well known for her knowledge and skill in matters involving parenting plans and non-parental custody issues. She will represent clients at our Everett office. Brian Edwards focuses his ...
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  • Two New Attorneys Join MI Vancouver Office

    Two New Attorneys Join MI Vancouver Office We are pleased to announce that Vancouver family law attorneys Lisa Martin and Lisa Ward have joined the firm. Our new team members bring a diverse range of experience to McKinley Irvin – and a fierce dedication to helping families in the Vancouver community. Lisa E. Martin, Senior Attorney , has over 20 years of family law practice experience in both Washington and Oregon. She is well known for her knowledge and skill in divorce matters that involve high assets and other complex divorce and family law issues. Lisa M. Ward, ...
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